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  • Art History Department to scrap survey course

    01/24/2020 2:00:18 PM PST · by billorites · 34 replies
    Yale Daily News ^ | January 24, 2020 | Margaret Hedeman & Matt Kristoffersen
    Yale will stop teaching a storied introductory survey course in art history, citing the impossibility of adequately covering the entire field — and its varied cultural backgrounds — in one course. Decades old and once taught by famous Yale professors like Vincent Scully, “Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to the Present” was once touted to be one of Yale College’s quintessential classes. But this change is the latest response to student uneasiness over an idealized Western “canon” — a product of an overwhelmingly white, straight, European and male cadre of artists. This spring, the final rendition of the course will...
  • A threat to Europe’s beauty

    01/05/2020 7:39:10 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 30 replies
    Modernists are trying to reverse trends in cultural-heritage preservation by subtle interventions in several key conservation standards of the European Union. Writing from Norway, Audun Engh of the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU) warned me today that the modernists plan to “introduce recommendations that modernism (‘contemporary design’) should be a required style for new construction at EU-funded cultural-heritage sites.”
  • Mural in Downtown S.F. Depicts Swedish Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

    11/08/2019 11:22:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 55 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2019 | Joe Vazquez
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — The newest addition to the San Francisco skyline is a work of art — a mural depicting Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, designed to draw attention to climate change. Andres “Cobre” Petreselli, an internationally renowned artist, is painting the activist teen with big blue eyes and a Mona Lisa smile. The mural is still a work in progress, as Cobre is spending his days hoisted high up on a platform about 10 stories above Mason street, on the side of the Native Sons building near Union Square. Thunberg is the 16-year old from Sweden who has inspired...
  • The Army Is Looking for a Few Good Art Experts[New Reserve Group]

    10/21/2019 8:39:28 PM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 Oct 2019 | Ralph Blumenthal and Tom Mashberg
    A new reserve group, inspired by the Monuments Men of the World War II era, will aim to protect antiquities and important cultural sites in war zones. It’s no secret that the war-ravaged nations where American soldiers have been enmeshed in conflict for nearly two decades are home to many of civilization’s oldest and most prized antiquities and cultural treasures. But in the heat of battle in Afghanistan or Iraq, how are troops to know whether they are taking their positions behind mounds of insignificant rubble or inside the precious remains of a 3,000-year-old temple complex? The Pentagon’s answer, announced...
  • Liberal Democracy vs. Transnational Progressivism: The Ideological Civil War Within the West

    12/12/2002 6:53:12 PM PST · by Remedy · 112 replies · 5,115+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | October 26, 2001 | John Fonte
    In an article in the Wall Street Journal, on October 5, 2001, Francis Fukuyama declared that his "end of history" thesis remains valid twelve years after he first presented it shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Fukuyama’s core argument was that after the defeat of Communism and National Socialism, no serious ideological competitor to Western-style liberal democracy was likely to emerge in the future. Thus, in terms of political philosophy, liberal democracy is the end of the evolutionary process. To be sure, there will be wars and terrorism, but no alternative ideology with a universal appeal...
  • NYC Commissioner Wants To Remove Statues Of Men. It’s About Time.

    09/20/2019 3:00:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 73 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/20/19 | Katherine Timpf
    The existence of statues depicting men in Central Park is the biggest problem that I face as a woman living in New York City.Amember of the Public Design Commission in New York City has called for removal of all of the statues of men that are currently in Central Park — and honestly, it’s about time.During a hearing at City Hall on Monday, Hank Willis Thomas, a painter, stated:“There are what, five or six [male] statues that I think could easily be replaced by individual statues of each of these women.”Thomas could not be more right. Even if it cannot...
  • Reformation Wall in Geneva Vandalised

    07/18/2019 6:34:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The monument depicting Calvin, Farel, Bčze and Knox appeared covered in paint with the rainbow colours. The city files a complaint.Toursits walking through the Parc des Bastions in Geneva (Switzerland) discovered on July 15 that the Reformation Wall had been vandalised. The monument is one of the main touristic attractions of the city in which Jean Calvin, one of the key French Protestant Reformers, developed his work after 1536. The wall, inaugurated in 1909, also honours the influence of Guillaume Farel, Théodore de Bčze and John Knox. The paint was thrown on the monument forming a rainbow, a symbol of...
  • Tufts to remove mural with only white people 'to attract a diversity of people'

    07/02/2019 5:58:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | July 1, 2019 | Brittany Slaughter
    A Massachusetts university has decided to take down a historical mural after students complained that the paintings depicting only white men eroded the school’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Tufts University stated in a news release that the Alumnae Lounge mural, which depicts “the great names of men” who informed the school’s history, does not include “a single image of a person of color, for example, despite the fact that black students were enrolled at Tufts as early as the late nineteenth century.”
  • George Washington mural 'traumatizes' San Fran students; high school may remove art

    05/02/2019 11:23:05 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 96 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2019 | By Douglas Ernst
    A San Francisco school district may remove an 83-year-old mural of President George Washington from, ironically, George Washington High School because it “traumatizes students and community members.” The work of artist Victor Arnautoff, a communist, may no longer be progressive enough for “Fog City.” His 13 panels for the high school, created in 1936, have been deemed problematic by the San Francisco Unified School District. Officials say some the artist’s historical depictions are offensive to Native Americans and blacks. Laura Dudnick, a spokeswoman for the district, told educational watchdog the College Fix via email Thursday that Mr. Arnautoff’s work was...
  • JUST IN: A Virginia judge in Charlottesville has ruled...

    04/29/2019 2:59:35 PM PDT · by blueyon · 79 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/29/19 | BNLNews
    JUST IN: A Virginia judge in Charlottesville has ruled that the Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson statues in the city are Civil War Memorials and protected by law
  • The Philadelphia Flyers remove a statue of Kate Smith over her racist songs

    04/21/2019 2:42:22 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 87 replies
    CNN)A year after her 1986 death, the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers erected a statue to honor renowned singer Kate Smith, whose rendition of "God Bless America" was played during home games for decades, including the 2018-2019 season. But on Sunday the Flyers announced they had removed the statue, saying the team had discovered some of her songs contained racist lyrics and sentiments that were "incompatible" with the organization's values.
  • Seven Muslims arrested for Easter Sunday jihad massacres, death toll passes 190

    04/21/2019 9:46:41 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | APR 21, 2019 7:54 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Sri Lanka: Seven Muslims arrested for Easter Sunday jihad massacres, death toll passes 190 Sri Lanka’s defense minister Ruwan Wijewardena “blamed religious extremists for what he called the ‘unfortunate terrorist incident.'” But even in this hour of crisis neither he nor other authorities worldwide will dare to identify exactly what kind of “religious extremists” were involved, even though Indian media has already identified two of them by name: Zahran Hashim and Abu Mohammad. The jihad advances with impunity, and the powers of the world cower before it, portray Muslims as the true victims, and kowtow to its enablers and allies....
  • Historic WPA mural featuring only white children removed from Oak Park school

    04/16/2019 10:40:00 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 58 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 16, 2019 | Manny Ramos
    A Depression-era mural depicting white children playing outside in the winter was removed from Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park because school officials said it failed to represent the school’s diversity. While some said the mural was upsetting to students of color who felt it excluded them from the school, a local historian likened the removal to a “modern-day book burning.” Cynthia Brito Millan, a coordinator for the middle school’s Social Justice Club, said the push to remove the mural began in February at a district school board meeting. Students expressed frustration about an atmosphere of exclusion for students...
  • BREITBART: The politicized art behind the ACORN plan ("it ain't over yet")

    09/20/2009 8:23:36 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 37 replies · 2,964+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9-21-09 | Andrew Breitbart
    "They were not going to report this blockbuster unless they were forced to. And they were. What's more, it ain't over yet. Not every hint I dropped in that piece about what was to come has played itself out yet. Stay tuned." ----snip---- "High praise to you, Mr. Stewart. It's nice to see there's someone out there in liberal media-land who would recognize there's something terribly wrong on these videos. And yes, there are more to come." At the very least, filmmaker James O'Keefe and actress Hannah Giles deserve a Pulitzer Prize for their expose of deep corruption and unspeakable...
  • James Comey calls for removing Confederate statues in Richmond amid blackface scandals

    02/07/2019 7:24:47 PM PST · by conservative98 · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:53 PM ET, Thu February 7, 2019 | Kate Sullivan, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Former FBI Director James Comey called Thursday for the removal of Confederate statues in Virginia's capital in the wake of blackface scandals involving top statewide elected officials, in an op-ed for The Washington Post. "Expressing bipartisan horror at blackface photos is essential, but removing the statues would show all of America that Virginia really has changed," Comey writes. "There is no doubt that Virginia's leaders need to be held accountable for their personal history, but every Virginia leader is responsible for the racist symbols that still loom over our lives," Comey writes.
  • Shock at attack on Paris’ Arc de Triomphe during ‘Yellow Vest’ protest

    12/03/2018 10:33:22 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 68 replies
    https://www.france24.com ^ | 2018-12-02 | FRANCE 24 with REUTERS and AFP
    One of France’s most revered monuments, the Arc de Triomphe, was stormed and vandalised on Saturday during the 'Yellow Vest' demonstrations, in one of the worst instances of unrest Paris has seen since the protests and riots of 1968. The interior of the Arc de Triomphe, the 19th-century arch that towers over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the western end of Champs Elysées, was ransacked. The statue of the Marianne, the symbol of the French republic, in display at the entrance of the Arc de Triomphe museum was smashed. A video shared on Facebook shows most of the...
  • New graffiti-type mural falls victim to tagging; Yakima police seeking culprit

    08/28/2018 6:46:34 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | Aug 27, 2018 | Emily Goodell
    YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Yakima Police Department is asking the public to help find the person who vandalized a department-sponsored mural in downtown Yakima. “This beautiful new artwork was recently graffiti’d on,” police said in a Monday Twitter post. Located at Sixth Street and East Lincoln Avenue, the mural was commissioned by several officers in the Yakima Police Department’s Gang Prevention Unit. It is the first piece of graffiti art to be commissioned by the city, and says “Yakima” in large purple letters. The mural was vandalized less than a week after it was highlighted in the Herald-Republic in a...
  • The EU's Magical Thinking on The Israeli-Arab Conflict: How Much Failure is Enough?

    05/18/2018 8:02:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/18/2018 | Bruce Thornton
    Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, when the Welsh magus Glendower boasts, “I can call spirits from the vasty deep,” the sceptic Hotspur retorts, “Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?” For seven decades the West’s foreign policy establishment has been trying to call Middle East peace from depths of endless summits and conferences and agreements with ritualistic chants of “land for peace” and “two-state solution.” But all they’ve managed to produce is war, terrorism,...
  • HARVARD HOSPITAL TAKES DOWN PORTRAIT OF "FATHER OF NEUROSURGERY"

    06/17/2018 7:41:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 43 replies
    Front Page Mag.com ^ | 6/17/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The cultural revolution is just getting started in medicine. And when it's done, medicine will consist entirely of venting about "white men" as the real "disease". What began with tearing down Confederate statues has now moved on to taking down portraits of people who are not even being accused of racism. They're just... white men. Nabel said no one on staff has objected to taking down portraits of past department heads, which include Dr. Harvey Cushing, the "father of neurosurgery," who studied at Harvard and Yale and became surgeon-in-chief at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1913. Cushing operated on hundreds...
  • FBI Solves Decades-Old Art Heist, Suspect Had Been Represented By John Kerry

    05/23/2018 10:32:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 29, 2015 | howie carr
    dated Mar 29, 2015 BOSTON – The FBI has positively identified the two robbers who in 1990 committed the largest art heist in history, stealing over $500 million worth of masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum here. One of them is a local ex-con who was free only because his lawyer, now Secretary of State John Kerry, was able to get his first-degree murder conviction overturned in 1982. “We got justice,” Kerry told a reporter in 2009 of his work for the notorious hoodlum, “and I’ll go to my grave proud that we did.” Multiple law-enforcement sources here have...